Programme

Live elements will be hosted at the following times:

Friday October 16: From 09:00(ET)/14:00(BST) to 14:30(ET)/19:30(BST)
Saturday October 17: From 10:00(ET)/15:00(BST) to 14:30(ET)/19:30(BST)

Talk Stage sessions and presentations

KEYNOTES

  • Meeyoung Cha: Emotion and misinformation in times of public health crisis [tentative title]
  • Claire Wardle: Countdown to US Election 2020: the impact of misinformation on voting, election coverage and the final result

PANELS

  • How do we make online news systems trustworthy? Jonathan Stray (moderator), Mandy Jenkins, Ashish Jaiman, Patricia Lopez, Antonio Teixeria
  • How can we address the ‘community’ in solutions for online public health? Julie Levison (moderator), Sarah Hess, Kara Laney, Ifeoma Ozoma, Leila Zia

COVID-19 AND COMMUNICATION

  • Fabiana Zollo: Digital information and social dynamics: A polarized context of narratives and tribes
  • Emily Saltz and Claire Leibowicz: Understanding Americans’ divisive reactions to fact-checking labels during COVID-19
  • Meeyoung Cha, Chiyoung Cha, Karandeep Singh,Gabriel Lima, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Juhi Kulshrestha, Onur Varol: Insights Learnt from a Misinformation Study: COVID-19 Infodemic Attacks Vulnerable Nations the Most
  • Nicola Aitken: Bad information in crises: how can we be better prepared?

THE CHALLENGES OF MANIPULATED MEDIA AND DEEP FAKES

  • Nicholas Diakopoulous: Confronting the Ethical Implications of Synthetic Media
  • Cristian Canton Ferrer, Sam Gregory: Manipulated media: detection and mitigation. What to prioritize and who to prioritize?
  • Claire Leiboweicz, Emily Saltz: Why taking action on manipulated media requires diverse stakeholders
  • Rebecca Skippage, Alistair Coleman, Olga Robinson, Shayan Sardarizadeh: Disinformation in the Covid-19 crisis: How BBC News faced the pandemic fake news head-on
  • Sam Gregory: “Ticks or It Didn’t Happen”: Ensuring emerging authenticity infrastructure helps, not hurts, global human rights and free expression

FACT-CHECKING

  • Baybars Örsek: Fact-checking as a tool to build trust in the age of misinformation
  • Sarah Samwel: Faking Facts: The Case of FactCheckArmenia.com
  • Paolo Papotti, Immanuel Trummer: Fact checking Statistical Claims
  • Christine De Kock, Georgi Karadzhov, Andreas Vlachos, Tom Stafford: Fact-checking as a conversation

BIAS, POLARIZATION, PROPAGANDA

  • Omar Wasow: Protests and Media Framing in 1960s and Today
  • Pascal Crowe: Who Do They Think We Are? UK political parties, profiling, and the law
  • Moslen Mosleh: Inaccurate and biased information on social networks
  • Pamela Bilo Thomas, Tim Weninger: Deploying a Media Literacy Intervention: a Case Study in Indonesia

In-Depth Stage sessions and presentations

EVALUATING THE NEWS

  • Emma Lurie, Eni Mustafaraj: `Highly Partisan’ and `Blatantly Wrong’: Analyzing News Publishers Critiques of Google’s Reviewed Claims
  • Maurice Jakesch: How Partisan Crowds Affect News Evaluation
  • Jérémie Rappaz and Panayiotis Smeros: News Teller — Investigating the Media Landscape at Scale

TRUST, BIAS, AND DECEPTION

  • Xiaofan Li, Andrew B. Whinston: Discussions on dynamic deception
  • Wen Chen, Diogo Pacheco, Kai-Cheng Yang, Filippo Menczer: Neutral Bots Reveal Political Bias on Social Media
  • Balázs Bodó: Mediated Trust: A Theoretical Framework to Address the Trustworthiness of Technological Trust Mediators

COMMUNICATION, LITERACY, AND CONTEXT

  • Ben Kaiser, Jerry Wei, Elena Lucherini, Kevin Lee, J. Nathan Mathias, Jonathan Mayer: Creating Disinformation Warnings That Work
  • Sungkyu Park, Sungwon Han, Jeongwook Kim, Mir Majid Molaie, Hoang Dieu Vu, Karandeep Singh, Jiyoung Han, Wonjae Lee, Meeyoung Cha: Risk Communication in Asian Countries: COVID-19 Discourse on Twitter
  • Tommy Shane: Vaccine data voids: what it means for platforms, reporters and fact checkers

GENERATED MEDIA

  • Polychronis Charitidis, Giorgos Kordopatis-Zilos, Symeon Papadopoulos: Investigating the impact of preprocessing and prediction aggregation on the DeepFake detection task
  • Danae Tsampouraki, Luca Cuccovillo, Ruben Bouwmeester, Patrick Aichroth: From Rocket-Science to Journalism
  • Tal Schuster: Preventing misinformation in the era of GPT-3

FACT-CHECKING AT SCALE

  • Gianluca Demartini: The Role of Crowdsourcing in Fighting Online Misinformation
  • Dominik Stammbach, Elliott Ash: e-FEVER: Explanations and Summaries for Automated Fact Checking

MODELING AND CLASSIFYING

  • Umme Ammara, Hassan Bukhari, Junaid Qadir: Analyzing Misinformation Through The Lens of Systems Thinking
  • Liqiang Wang, Xiaoyu Shen, Gerard de Melo, Gerhard Weikum: Cross-domain Learning for Classifying Propaganda in Online Contents
  • Elena Kochina, Maria Liakata, Arkaitz Zubiaga:The Synergy between Stance Classification and Rumour Verification
  • Jarred Allen, Cindy Lay, George Montanez: A Castro Consensus: Understanding the Role of Dependence in Consensus Formation